MINELRES: Fwd: CfP: Language, Diversity and Integration in the Enlarged EU: Challenges and Opportunities, Kaunas, 12-14.5.2006

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Language, Diversity and Integration in the Enlarged EU: Challenges and
Opportunities

to be held at
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

12 - 14 May 2006


CALL  FOR  PAPERS

What is the interplay between language, diversity and integration
following EU enlargement? Has the role of language in practices relating
to (the expression of) ethnicity, nationhood and citizenship changed?
How are prevailing ideologies pertaining to cultural and linguistic
differences reflected in the public discourse and transmitted through
the media? What are the implications of EU enlargement on language and
integration?

This international interdisciplinary conference will bring together
scholars working in linguistics, education, anthropology, and social
science with a common interest in the ways in which language ideologies,
policies and practices impact on the consolidation of society post EU
enlargement.

We welcome papers in the following areas:
 Language issues in relation to ethnicity, citizenship, class, gender
 Language ideologies and public discourse
 Language policy, language rights and language practices
 Multilingualism and cross-cultural communication
 Language and education

Please submit your paper proposals (max. 300 words) by 20 February 2006.

For more information and online registration form please visit
www.vdu.lt/LTcourses

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